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Romantic break in Niort

Nature Julien - Animateur web By Julien - Animateur web, the 12 February 2015

At the approach of the Valentine's Day, we often look for something original to please in his (her) partner. Last week, I proposed you an idea of stay at the heart of the Green Venice, a dinner in a restaurant either a romantic stroll… This time, I invite you to explore some places of the city of Niort. Places where to have a romantic break or why not, to declare your love !

From the Pont des Arts to the Saint-Vaize Block

Pont des Arts is very famous in Paris, but know that Niort also has his ! Yes, the footbridge which allows to reach the Gardens of the Moulin du Roc since the Quay of the Prefecture is called Pont des Arts. As in Paris, some people moreover wanted to mark their love by hanging on it small padlocks. Between the Moulin du Roc and the small open-air theater, you can bask, sat on a bench under pergolae or at the edge of Sèvre.

Overhanging Sèvre Niortaise, between the square Chanzy and the Quay of Regratterie, the “Jardin des plantes” of Niort extends over 3,4 hectares. Paths allow to walk there quietly and to find intimate small places there to rest you.

In some streets of the “Jardin des plantes”, hidden behind the facades of houses, is the Saint-Vaize Block. At the foot of the church Saint André, instead of the former hotel Saint-Vaize, a terrace garden marries the hill. A public garden integrated into the heritage which offers a magnificent viewpoint on the church. Down from the staircase, you perceive the Donjon and the City hall. A peaceful place which is worth seeing.

From the Brèche to Roussille

Formerly Fairground then parking lot, the square of the Brèche offers a big green space in the city center today. For the lovers, we shall choose easily the small more intimist, thematic gardens, such the garden of the scents, the garden of four seasons or the garden of insects and birds. An ode in the biodiversity !

Farther, at the end of the Quay of “Belle Ile”, the lock of “Comporté” is a real haven of peace. Of footbridge in footbridge, come to relax at the water's edge. The peace of the place is convenient to the relaxation.

One step farther, the locality Roussille is a little piece of heaven where “Sèvre Niortaise” winds peacefully. Surrounded with water, we would imagine on a small island lost in the depths of the nature. The streaming of the water and the birdsong are added to the magic side of the place.

Here we are, some places known and underestimated by Niort but do not forget: "no matter the place, when we are for two"…

Photos credits : Phillippe Wall, Dari, Office de tourisme.

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